SVBC is determined to add 200 new members to our ranks during the month of May! Increase our clout: a strong membership gives us the influence we need to convince decision makers to fund bike infrastructure and education programs. As a Bike Month special, we're slashing our normal $35 membership fee to just $20!
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But wait - there's more! Everyone who... read the whole note.
Ian Emmons commutes exclusively by bicycle. Rain or shine, he always makes his ten-mile round-trip commute by bike. In addition, he embraces the car-free lifestyle by using pedal power to get around no matter what his errands require. He even makes runs to Costco using a bike trailer! Says Ian: “I'm not too sure I'm unique in this. Last time I was at Costco with my bike, I saw three other bike... read the whole note.
Celebrate your ride at our Bike to Work Day blowout bash! After your car-free commute, come party with Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition in the gleaming San José City Hall Rotunda hosted by the Department of Transportation. Grab your bike and book it to our Bike Away From Work Bash for food, beer, and live music. Dress smart - get decked out in your hottest bike commuter style and show everyone... read the whole note.
Our 2012 Bike to Work Day poster is ready to be seen and help spread the word about Bike to Work Day! Download a copy and hang it in your cubicle wall, above the water cooler, in the break room, around campus, at a parking lot, in the elevator, over the sink, or on your living room wall… anywhere and everywhere will do. Be creative. And feel free to post pictures if you're proud of your... read the whole note.
We had a room packed full of amazing volunteers last night as we stuffed envelopes full of Bike to Work Day information for employers. I blinked and before I knew it, they were all done; they were finished in record time! A great time was had by all, thanks to an ample supply of burritos and candy. We hope to see everyone again, and more, at our Bike to Work Day bag stuffing party on May 5 at... read the whole note.
It's Bike to Work Day! Get out of that car, throw a leg over that 21-speed mountain bike you used to get to class in college, and join tens of thousands of Bay Area residents as they pedal to work!
Get all the information you need at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/btwd
We have been receiving a lot of great support from the local business community for the biggest bicycle celebration in the Bay Area! We'd like to thank Webcor Builders, Adobe Systems, Google, Specialized, KLA-Tencor, City of San José, NetApp, Symantec, Amgen South San Francisco, Finelite, Sports Basement, and Hobee's for their continued commitment to helping promote increased cycling in San... read the whole note.
“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” – H.G. Wells
“To see that wheel turning was very soothing, very comforting. I liked the idea of having a bicycle wheel in my studio.” – Marcel Duchamp
Since its invention, the bicycle has served as transportation, inspiration, and tool for revolution. In a modern world facing global warming, oil wars, and... read the whole note.
I went to a regional Bike to Work Day Marketing Committee meeting up in Oakland this week. It was attended by representatives from the other Bay Area bike coalitions. The main meeting agenda was to review the design concepts for this year's BTWD event. The graphic designer presented three ideas to the group and the vote was close to unanimous on one of the designs. The graphic designer will go... read the whole note.
A pair of local leaders - Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino and Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager - were featured in a recent article in Eucalyptus Magazine, in which they discussed their great daily bike commutes on Santa Clara County trails. Regarding his car-free commute, Guardino says "It is a great and healthy way to start and end each day—burning carbs rather than... read the whole note.